Having the ability to install apps from the Play Store has been something akin to finding the holy grail for many Chromebook owners. The feature was announced back at Google I/O in May and first appeared on the Chrome OS Developer channel back in June. On August 1st, Google flipped the switch to bring to the Chrome OS beta channel, and today the Play Store is finally available to selected devices running on the stable Chrome OS channel. Read more
Google Allo is here, and whether or not you’re happy with it, it’s certainly being talked about.
If you haven’t had a chance to really dig into it yet, don’t worry. We’ve got a hands-on video that covers all the high (and low) points of Google’s new messaging app that’s almost as good as playing with the app yourself. Be sure to check it out below. Read more
There’s now a better way to understand where you are in the world and which way you’re facing.
A Google Maps update rolling out this week improves the app by getting rid of the direction arrow in favor of utilizing a shining blue beam from the blue dot that indicates your location.
While we were given a heads-up as to when Google’s Allo messaging would begin rolling out, no one really expected it to become available to the masses in the small hours of the night. It did, though, and as is usual with new apps, people have been tearing into Allo, finding out all sorts of interesting things. Something that has been found out in the few hours since Allo officially launched is the change in Google’s stance of only storing messages transiently, and not indefinitely. Read more
Searching for files or folders on the cloud is usually only as good as the terms you are typing in, which means if you are incorrectly spelling a word, the results may not show what you are looking for. For Google Drive users at least, the act of searching for an item has just become a little easier thanks to Google integrating its search technology with it, enabling users to find files or document with greater speed and ease. Read more
Google is rolling out its new messaging platform to Android and iOS devices worldwide after months of waiting by the public.
Allo, which was announced earlier this year at Google I/O 2016, is finally live. The company is positioning the platform as a “smart messaging app” that uses internal and external information to create meaningful conversations between people.
Speed, expression, intelligence, and privacy are the areas that Allo focues heavily on.
Google has confirmed it will be announcing a new device (and possibly more) on October 4. It is now official that the company will be hosting a launch event in San Francisco for the Pixel and Pixel XL, the two flagship devices positioned to replace the Nexus line that we’ve known for years.
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Now is the time for you to get your best look yet at Google’s upcoming phones. The Pixel and Pixel XL, which will take over for the Nexus line, are going to be launched very soon. It’s no surprise that Pixel-related leaks are becoming bigger and more frequent with October 4 being the rumored launch date for Google’s next round of devices.
Today, Google is having to deal with very clear photographs of the Pixel and Pixel XL being posted online before the phones are official. Now it’s obvious the company will be implementing metal and glass for the bodies to give a premium look and feel.
Hit the break to see what’s coming.
Google Photos is one of the company’s most popular apps and today they are rolling out an update that will greatly improve the way we share photos and videos as well as introduce a new automatic creation feature called “concept movies.”
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It could be an important week for Google as the company is said to be releasing its marquee messaging platform for the public. Allo’s release date is, according to a very strong source, scheduled for September 21.